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Contract Officer *2 Social Care

Location: SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX Salary: 29323 - 35444 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3074904
On behalf of Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, Reed are assisting in the recruitment of 2 Contract Officers to support the contractual processes within the adult social care sector. This is a great opportunity to work within the Contracts Team who are responsible for ensuring that robust contractual arrangements are in place for children’s and adult social care services that the department purchases from the independent sector.

This job opportunity is being offered on a full time, permanent basis which means you will be eligible for Southend’s benefits package (holiday, pension, etc.) alongside support from a knowledgeable and experienced team. Furthermore with transport links to and from London within the hour this could be a great role for you!

The main focus of the post will be the contract monitoring arrangements to support children, adults and older people either at home or in care services. You will be in a key position to liaise with external providers with the key purpose to give advice and support to operational managers, social workers, and finance staff.

This role is focused on being community/field base as you will have front line experience when undertaking visits to care providers to monitor their performance which a focus on assessing the quality being provided therefore ensuring individuals are safeguarded.
The post holder may also be involved in preparing tender documentation and managing the contract letting process through to the award of contract alongside project managing contracts to ensure that they meet key performance indicators. There will be a key focus on the implementation of new contracts and monitoring provider performance against these so this role will offer a chance to make a real difference within this significant service area.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

This is a great time to join the team who are expanding due to transformations in the service, the job also offers a lot of variety due the vast amount of care providers that the Council work with.
The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they have a proven track record in driving up and sustaining improvements in care delivery alongside demonstrable experience of successful negotiation. Having experience within social care will be advantageous for this role as it is a very interactive role and sensitivity is required due to the client/customer base. Also, being able to work with improvement plans (alongside the CQC) and an awareness of provider costs and challenges in this area would be beneficial to this role as there will be involvement in financial negotiations with care providers.

The team are keen to get the right candidates on board as soon as possible, if you would like more information please contact, otherwise if you match the above criteria, below apply below today!

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